Aspose.Total for .NET is a comprehensive API that provides powerful document manipulation and conversion features for .NET applications. It includes the Aspose.PDF for .NET API, which enables developers to convert XPS file formats to DOC. This is followed by the Aspose.Words for .NET API, which allows developers to render DOC to PS.
The Aspose.PDF for .NET API provides a wide range of features for manipulating PDF documents. It enables developers to create, edit, and convert PDF documents, as well as to extract text, images, and other content from PDFs. It also provides features for creating PDF forms, adding annotations, and digitally signing documents.
The Aspose.Words for .NET API is a powerful document processing API that enables developers to create, edit, and convert Word documents. It provides features for creating, editing, and converting documents, as well as for rendering documents to various formats, such as HTML, PDF, and PS. It also provides features for manipulating document elements, such as paragraphs, tables, and images.
Aspose.Total for .NET is an ideal solution for developers who need to add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications. It provides powerful APIs for manipulating and converting PDF and Word documents, as well as for rendering documents to various formats. With Aspose.Total for .NET, developers can easily add document manipulation and conversion features to their .NET applications.
C# API to Convert XPS to PS
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Document document = new Document("template.xps");
// save XPS as a DOC
// load Doc with an instance of Document
var outputDocument = new Aspose.Words.Document("DocOutput.doc");
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Ps
Decrypt XPS File using Owner Password via .NET
Before converting XPS to PS, if you want to decrypt your document you can do it by using the API. In order to decrypt the PDF file, you first need to create a Document object and open the XPS using the owner’s password. After that, you need to call Decrypt method of the Document object. Finally, save the updated file using Save method of the Document object.
Document document = new Document("Decrypt.xps", "password");
// decrypt XPS
// save the decrypted document as doc
Create ReadOnly PS- File via .NET
In order to protect your PS from editing and to prevent other people from editing sensitive and confidential information in your document, you can also set the protection of the document using the API. You can limit the ability to edit a document and only allow certain actions with it. This can be done using Aspose.Words for .NET API. It enables you to control the way you restrict the content using the ProtectionType enumeration parameter. You can set your document to read-only by using the following lines of code.
Document document = new Document("input.doc");
// apply document protection and set protection password
// call save method while passing SaveFormat.Ps
Explore XPS Conversion Options with .NET
What is XPS File Format?
XPS, short for XML Paper Specification, is a file format created by Microsoft to represent fixed-layout documents. XPS files contain the content and print settings of a document, making them suitable for preserving the layout and appearance of a document across different devices and platforms.
The XPS format is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), a widely used markup language for structured data representation. XPS files encapsulate document content, such as text, images, vector graphics, and annotations, in a structured XML format. This enables easy interpretation and rendering of the document’s visual elements.
XPS files are conceptually similar to PDF (Portable Document Format) files in that they both aim to provide a reliable way to present and share documents while preserving their formatting and layout. However, PDF files have gained broader support across different software applications and hardware devices, making them more widely accepted and compatible.
To view and work with XPS files, Microsoft provides an XPS Viewer as part of the Windows operating system. Various third-party applications and tools also offer support for opening, creating, and converting XPS files. However, compared to PDF, the range of software and hardware supporting the XPS format may be more limited.
What is PS File Format?
The PS (PostScript) file format is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems. It is commonly used for printing and is supported by a wide range of printers and imaging devices. PS files contain instructions that describe how elements such as text, images, and graphics should be rendered on a printed page.
PS files are created by applications that generate PostScript output, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, or other graphics software. They are primarily used in professional printing workflows, where high-quality and consistent output is required.
The PS file format is based on a stack-based programming language, where commands and operands are placed on a stack and executed in a sequential manner. This allows for precise control over page layout, typography, color, and other printing parameters.
PS files are typically text-based and can be opened and edited with a text editor. They consist of a series of ASCII characters that represent the PostScript code. The code describes the arrangement and appearance of objects on a page, including text positioning, image placement, and graphical transformations.
While PS files are primarily used for printing, they can also be converted to other formats for digital distribution or further processing. For example, PS files can be converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) files, which are widely supported and can be easily viewed and printed on various devices.